Dear Brassfield Families:

Thank you for all your support this year! With involved parents and staff, we can continue to grow our BRES community. This year we are continuing great traditions of our past PTAs and striving to add a few new programs for the children including Morning Movement and a Spring Carnival.

We are currently under budget with our donations. Please support our programs for the kids through no cost options by relinking your Harris Teeter & Lowes Foods grocery cards and shopping Amazon Smile(see links). Please attend our Spirit Events at local businesses who donate a portion of their proceeds. If you missed your opportunity to donate earlier or simply want to help ensure we can fund our Spring Carnival and more, please send a check into the PTA Mailbox labeled “Donation” or please join and/or give.

Please join the PTA and become an active supporter of our programs to enhance and enrich the kid’s experiences like PTA’s four Cultural Arts Performances, Math and Science Extravaganza, library book purchases, and many more clubs and programs. Our fund-raisers fund opportunities to enrich the children’s lives, educational experiences, and improve the school. We are humbled and inspired by our volunteers who give so generously.

We’ve started a general volunteer sign up to help parents plan to attend and volunteer at school wide events this year. Registered volunteers can sign up for various events.

If you are interested in becoming more involved, join PTA Committees.

On behalf of the PTA Executive Board, our chairs, and all the volunteers, we wish everyone a very productive year ahead and look forward to your continued support. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at contactus@brassfieldpta.org. Please know that questions, suggestions, and especially solutions are always welcome!

Tania Talbot
Brassfield Road Elementary School PTA President, 2017-18

Ways to help Brassfield Elementary

Link your Harris Teeter VIC card and a percentage of your purchases are donated to a school of your choosing.
Enroll up to 3 schools with your Lowes Food card which will be rewards based upon your purchases.
Reward Brassfield PTA Charity everytime you make a purchase from Amazon.
What is the class size mandate?

The maximum individual K-3 class sizes will drop from 24 students to: K: 18, 1st: 16, and 2nd: 17 students. For a year round school like ours, imagine pulling 2 students from the K class as they graduate to 1st and then adding one back when they rise to 2nd. Children need some stability and consistency. Pulling one or two kids from a track and switching them year to year and possibly from track to track will have broad reaching implications for families with older siblings.

Events

Design on A Dime Staff Bathroom Makeover - Volunteers Wanted!

Thank you to our sponsors Spectrum Paint’s New Baileywick Rd location for paint donations and Pinot’s Palette, Brier Creek, for donating fabulous paintings and possibly prizes!

Last Call for the School Year - BRASSFIELD T-SHIRTS!

Parents and teachers, make sure to get your Brassfield t-shirts now. The $5 shirts are selling out fast and the prices will be going up on all other shirts for the 2018-19 school year. Click the link to order.

PTA Series Book Drive for Learning Commons

Please consider donating loved, but “like new” books to help update and improve our series books in the Brassfield Learning Commons. New or “like new” hardcover books are preferred. If you send “like new” paperbacks, we reserve the right to pass them on to teachers, students, etc. Please use our PTA Brassfield Learning Commons Series Wish List Sign Up Genius to let us know what books you plan to send.Thanks so much! Questions? Contact Marni Wall, Media Specialist.

Carnival Thanks

Thank you to all who came out for the end of year Carnival.

We want to especially thank the carnival planning team, our PTA members, volunteers, donors, and vendors. This event was a collective effort and it would not have been possible without everyone’s efforts and contributions. If you are excited about participating in this event again, please be sure to join the PTA for the 2018-2019 school year! Our PTA funds new and exciting student-focused events. Mark your calendars tentatively for Friday, May 31, 2019 for our next end of year carnival.

Crayola ColorCycle Marker Recycling Program

Brassfield be participating in the Crayola ColorCycle marker recycling program. Collection bins will be placed throughout the school to recycle dried-up markers. This is a great way to keep those out of the landfills! You can also bring any markers from home to drop in the bins. They do not have to be Crayola markers. Questions, Contact Sarah O’Connor.

Brassfield Students Featured in Art Exhibits

We are proud that during the month of July, over 40 pieces of Brassfield students’ artwork will be on display in two different locations:

School Wide Volunteer Opportunities

We have many volunteer opportunities throughout the school year, and we welcome all help even if it's 1 hour, 1 day, once a month or once a year! Every little bit helps further our goal to improve the kids experiences at school and their educational opportunities. Next week, we'll be sending out a link and information regarding our PTA positions that are still open. Please click the heading to access volunteer opportunities available throughout the coming year, and we appreciate your service!

- Brassfield PTA


Upcoming Dates & Events

  • June
    • 6/29/2018
      • Tracks 2, 3, 4, Last Day of School
      • 9:30 AM 5th grade Graduation
  • July
    • 7/18/2018
      • 5-7 PM Tracks 1/2/3 Open House
    • 8/5/2018
      • 5-7 PM Track 4 Open House